BBC - Bus CCTV could predict assaults
CCTV security systems could soon spot an assault on a bus before it happens, according to a major research project.
The system, part of which has already been tested in laboratory conditions, looks for suspicious behaviour associated with crime.
It would be able to send live CCTV pictures to operation rooms, from where controllers would be able to intervene.
The Queens University Belfast team say the software could make a significant impact on crime on transport.
Although much of the work is currently at the theoretical stage, the team from the university's newly-founded Centre for Secure Information Technologies predict that within five years their software will be able to profile people as they board a bus.
The system would then compare who it thinks these people are, and what they are doing, with more general data on the bus's location, time of day and historic crime rates.
Once it has sifted this data, it could be able to conclude whether someone is about to commit an assault and send live pictures to controllers.
Dr Paul Miller, head of the research project, said there were millions of CCTV cameras in the UK doing very little to fight crime.
"Their impact on anti-social behaviour and criminal behaviour is negligible - assaults on buses are a major problem and very little CCTV material is analysed in real-time," he said.
Dr Miller said the 15-strong team were still developing initial databases to identify an individual's gender and body shape.
However, the team say the system goes further by then looking for recognised signs of an imminent criminal offence.
POSSIBLE SIGNS OF CRIME DETECTABLE BY SMART CCTV:
- Moving seats
- Closing in on a passenger
- Groups of young men
- Shouting at a driver
- People falling
- People loitering on stairwells
The system would only alert a controller if the sum of all of these "atomic events" added up to the profile of a possible crime. (Precrime)
"The system won't be able to say, 'this is an incident' - but it will be able to push that video stream to the top of the queue for security analysts [in a control room] to make a decision," said Dr Miller.
"Ultimately, most of the events will be benign, with nothing going on. That's why you still need the human element."
Dr Miller said that laboratory tests on gender recognition, based on a database of 4,000 faces, had proved successful and the project would move into testing systems on buses over the next year.
He conceded that buses were a "pretty challenging environment" for the software - but the benefits could be enormous.
"Research shows crimes happen when there is an opportunity and no chance of payback," he said. (tell me again why Brits get prosecuted whenever they defend themselves, and can't posess weapons of any kind?)
"If a security analyst can directly communicate with the assailant, to tell them they are being watched, it will have a marked effect on the offender. Just one example of this actually happening can have a deterrent effect on the crime rate in an area." (yeah, and the Thoughtcrime rate...)
The CCTV project is among research being conducted at the Centre for Secure Information Technology, which has launched this week. CSIT says it aims to be a "leading edge" centre in taking theoretical university work on combating cyber crime and improving security and turning it into practical tools to help police and other security services.
If you support this then I'm sorry to tell you that you must have some kind of Stockholm Syndrome for your masters.
Sunday, 27 September 2009
News From the Department of Precrime, UK
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- Everything is OK Montage
- Payze Duez: "We the Sheeple of Amerika"
- Best (or worst) chemtrail video ever
- News From the Department of Precrime, UK
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- Marxist Neocon Mark Levin is Evil
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- Newsweek: The Case for Killing Granny
- How An Elite Control Politics
- Become a Leader of Tomorrow, Global Citizen!
- Nigel Farage in Dublin: Lisbon Treaty Debate
- Something to ponder
- FEMA have never operated a camp, honest
- Was a deal cut with Russia over Iran?
- Flu Shot Propaganda
- The Semantic War to Destroy Jihad and Militia
- Mecca Pilgrims, take your forced vaccine
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- How many people in DC on 9/12?
- People don't want pandemic martial law?
- O'Reilly and Rivera discredit only themselves [UPD...
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- And thus ends my 9/11-a-thon
- 8 Years on, 9/11 Families still want answers
- Charlie Sheen asks for meeting with Obama
- Cognitive Dissonance Meets 9/11 Truth
- Asia Times: Fifty Questions on 9/11
- But if 9/11 was a "conspiracy", people would have ...
- Evelyn de Rothschild addresses Bohemian Grove
- Homeland Security: Hitler Redux
- Charlie Sheen: "Challenge me on the facts"
- Why I cannot and do not support Glenn Beck
- Charlie Sheen: 20 minutes with the President
- CLIMATE COPS: children told to monitor "climate cr...
- Enjoy a nice glass of fluoride
- Secrets of the UK National Health Service
- Why the Government Party loves the BNP
- Are you a racist?
- More School Kids Singing for Obama
- The "mark of the beast" is still coming, Brits
- ObamaCare supporter bites finger off old man...
- British "death panels", denial of care
- A question of law enforcement
- A Rothschild Education Effort
- Interesting BBC ad
- Congressman laughs in Bernanke's face
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And You Tell Me There's No Suppressed Technology?
It's another of those 'conspiracy theories' that good citizens don't notice. Imagine the standard of living if all the secret technology was released to the public...we'd be "free and independent" as JFK said! No more poverty anywhere! Can you imagine being sick enough to withhold such technology from society just to maintain your position of control? (Bearing in mind that we don't know just how much technological capability is being withheld, because, duh, it's secret.) What did Nikola Tesla really develop?
Individual Liberty? But that's "selfish"!
No, we need to look after each other voluntarily without having a government do all that at gunpoint. Sounds absurd at first but soon you realise that the reason it sounds so is because of the very unfree nature of our current existence. Envision greater possibilities! Ok, some kind of massive wake-up would be needed before this kind of free, responsible, uncontrollable society could emerge. And that's what we are seeing day by day in the world - a massive waking up of the previously enslaved masses (including myself I must add!)